Back in October, we discussed whether or not the legendary Fendi Baguette, the first real It Bag and practically the fifth cast member of Sex and the City, might be poised for a return to prominence. Based on the Baguettes that are starting to surface for Spring 2012, I’d say that we might all be carrying Fendi in a year’s time. Can I request a crossbody version, please?

The simple, familiar shape of the Baguette has always lent itself particularly well to gobs of embellishment, and since fashion seems to enjoy gobs of almost anything these days, it’s perhaps no surprise that the bag would once again gain a certain amount of favor. The bright colors of the Fendi Python Baguette make for a perfectly trendy all-season bag that feels very now, while the modernist beading on the Fendi Optical Beaded Baguette appeal to those who appreciate the minimal lines and bold color choices of brands like Jil Sander.

With the wide-ranging design possibilities, it’s easy to see how the Fendi Baguette fervor began in the first place; they do have sort of a collect-them-all feeling, right? Usually those kinds of responses from me are reserved for box clutches, but the Baguette takes that same possibility for creation and makes it easier to carry during the day. Here’s hoping that the bag continues on its second wind.

Fendi Optical Beaded Baguette, $3340 via Neiman Marcus

Fendi Python Baguette, $2520 via Neiman Marcus

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  • Fashiondoesntexist

    These bags are just amazing…baguette is maybe my favorite fendi bag!

  • DorianGray

    A Baguette lasts forever.

  • The colored python is perfect for this season..  Can’t wait!

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  • rose60610

    The Fendi baguettes are wonderful.

  • Alexandra Davidoff

    Python Baguette is super cool. It could look fabulous with a hoodie and jeans. 

  • Nicboy

    Dear Amanda, most of the new  Baguette comes with a longer strap for crossbody making it three styles to carry : Shoulder,Clutch and crossbody….and the best is the side hardware can be easily detach when you wanna use it as clutch…should drop by to a Fendi store to see the upclose version of the beading cos Fendi has one of the best beadings done by hand… 

  • Karin bag4bag

    I LOVE the Fendi Baguette ! They are a lovely shape, the little strap gives them a certain cheekiness and ease of carrying. They’re just like the fairytale, not too big, not too small, just right…

  • crossbody FTW